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Barcelona star Xavi: Southampton legend Le Tissier my hero!

Barcelona star Xavi has revealed he grew up idolising Southampton legend Matthew Le Tissier. In a revelation sure to put Johan Cruyff offside, Xavi says he loved watching Le Tizz running around at The Dell!

Xavi admitted to The Sun: "The man I absolutely loved watching as a kid was Matt Le Tissier after seeing the highlights on TV of his extraordinary goals.

"His talent was out of the norm. He could dribble past seven or eight players but without speed - he just walked past them. For me he was sensational.

"We had a programme on Spanish TV with the best goals from around Europe. He was always the star.

"I was 10 or even younger. He was definitely an idol."

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